Two Cents 2011 (Silver), Coin from Australia - detailed information

Two Cents 2011 (Silver), Coin from Australia
CoinTwo Cents 2011 (Silver)

The Australian two-cent coin is the second smallest denomination coin of the Australian dollar. Together with coins of the one cent denomination, it was withdrawn from circulation in February 1992. The coins were not demonetised though and remain legal tender.

In 2011, the Royal Australian Mint struck some in silver as an item for collectors. They are of Proof grade only and were issued in a pair (one cent and two cents only, not a full mint set).

The coins weigh 6.03 grams and have purity of 0.999 silver (0.1937 oz. ASW).

MintRoyal Australian Mint Mintage6,000
Obverse

Crowned mature head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right (effigy known as the "Fourth Portrait"). The Queen wears the "Girls of Great Britain and Ireland" diamond tiara, a wedding gift from Queen Mary (Her Majesty's grandmother) in 1947 - which she also has on the Machin and the Gottwald portraits.

In tiny letters below the head, the artist's initials IRB (for Ian Rank-Broadley).

Around the effigy is the monarch's legend and the date: ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2011.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2011
Reverse

Reverse Inscription 2
EdgeEdge Inscription
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Two Cents 2011 (Silver): Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeTwo Cents (NCLT)
Issued2011
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyPortrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Face Value2 (x Cent)
Mintage6,000
CurrentNo
Material
DesignerStuart Devlin
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationSame (Medal Alignment, Axis 0 / Axis 12)
Size (mm)
Mass (g)
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Two Cents 2011 (Silver): Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsAustralia KM# 768a